It had been speculated all week and now it’s confirmed that a top WWE star is returning tonight at the TLC pay-per-view to team with Asuka.
Dave Meltzer has confirmed that Charlotte Flair is in the St. Petersburgh-Tampa area and she is scheduled to be Asuka’s mystery partner. They will take on Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax for the Women’s Tag Team Titles.
WWE had been building Lana for weeks only to announce that she would be off the TLC pay-per-view due to a storyline injury. Lana is not expected back on WWE television for a few weeks.
Flair has been off WWE TV since June. She wrestled Asuka on that show and then was written off TV after being attacked by Jax. The actual reason why she’s been off TV is that she had to get surgery and she has been busy fielding acting roles after signing with a talent agency. She was also filming an episode for the “Punky Brewster” reboot on Peacock. Alexa Bliss was also filming for that show, which is why she has been off Raw in recent weeks.